March 10-11, 2023

The Kimball R. Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson Center for Advocacy and Professionalism at the University of Illinois College of Law offers training in a wide variety of advocacy skills, including trial advocacy, appellate advocacy, negotiations, and alternative dispute resolution while providing College of Law students with innovative classes and programs relating to the professional responsibility obligations attendant to client advocacy. Consistent with the Anderson Center’s mission is the guiding principle that legal professionals must always be professional and ethical in their advocacy. The Anderson Center Seventh Circuit Moot Court Competition explores this critical intersection between advocacy and professionalism by utilizing a unique problem comprised of issues involving both substantive law and professional ethics. This competition is open to all ABA accredited law schools in the Seventh Circuit. Held entirely in Chicago, and in-person, this round-robin competition will begin with preliminary rounds on March 10th. Advancing teams will compete in single elimination semifinal and final rounds on March 11th. The competition will conclude with a final round panel consisting of the following judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals from the Seventh Circuit: The Honorable Diane S. Sykes, The Honorable Thomas L. Kirsch, and The Honorable Amy J. St. Eve. To kick off the competition, the Seventh Circuit Bar Association will host a welcome reception for all competitors, coaches, and judges on Thursday, March 9th. Teams and coaches are highly encouraged to attend.